With the way that everyone kind of put down this movie when it came out, I was a little hesitant to watch it. Even I to caught up in the critical aspect of the movie after watching one of the movie trailers. So, I wasn’t ready to really enjoy G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Is Fun And Full Of Unorganized Chaos
From the beginning of the movie, I started to realize that this was going to be a lot of fun watching. It was chaotic, but it was unorganized chaos. Not the orchestral action that is seen in a lot of different, big-budget, Hollywood blockbusters. And it worked.
Tasked with the job of keeping track of some warheads with nano technology build into them, the Joe’s are assaulted, beat up, and bettered in several instances. But, like all “the good guys win” movies, the Joe’s come victorious by the skin of their teeth.
However, the great part of the movie is how they got there.
Not Great Acting – But, Very Good Action Sequences
The strength of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobrais definitely not found in the acting. While I will say that some of it was alright, it wasn’t stellar. At points, it was a little dry and without any kind of feeling or passion. But, even that didn’t have enough to keep the movie from being good.
Action carries action movies. It has to. The only reason that most people go to movies like G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is for the action. This is good because Channing Tatum, who plays Duke, was rather dull. I was also hoping for more from Dennis Quaid as General Hawk, but is just was not to be. The only real bright spot, as far as the acting is concerned, is in the from of the faceless Snake Eyes. His enigmatic presence, and awesome fight scenes, actually made the movie. The rest of the cast, Marlan Wayons, Sienna Miller, Rachel Nichols, Ray Park, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje were good enough to make their characters fun to watch.
What About The Super Suits?
While I am not going to spoil this for you, I would be remiss not to mention the suits that we see in the trailer. The ones that make you run faster, jump hither, withstand hard hits, and give you more strength. Again, without giving anything away, I will just say this. Do not expect much. Did that just give it away? If so, then I apologize if that was the only reason you wanted to see G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
A Few Twists
One of the cool things that I did really like about G.I. Joe was that it had a few things that I didn’t expect. There are a few twists to the movie that actually were pretty cool and did set things up for another G.I. Joe movie. That might not be the horrible idea it was first thought to be.
Well Worth Watching
In the end, the only thing that matter is whether or not G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobrais worth watching.
If you want to have a good time watching a movie, see some cool effects, and even some great martial arts fighting scenes – the Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow scenes are well worth watching the movie – then you are going to enjoy G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.